I’m thrilled to say my nasturtium flowered this week, just as I’d basically given up. One thing that I know I did wrong with it was that I fertilized it, and I’ve now read fertilizing it probably made the plant want to produce more leaves vs. flowers. I had an abundance of leaves so this … More 2018 Container Gardening–Week Seven
My fourth week of gardening was filled with clouds, then rain, some humidity, and then cooler weather. All of my plants seemed to benefit from this. There is definitely a rhythm to gardening this year–in that there is an abundance of mosquitos to deal with. We are still feeding the Baltimore Orioles and American Finches, … More 2018 Container Gardening – Week Four
Can it be that summer is almost over? As of this month I’ve been at my container garden now for almost 8 months. From my failed starter plants I worked on in January and February, to the young plants I nurtured inside March until late April that became my super producers all summer long. My … More Hello August!
I planted lettuce plants 10 days apart, all of which were bought at the same time, same place, but I ran out of big box potting soil for the rest of my veggies and six of my lettuce plants. Every year I use regular potting soil from a big box and I add nutrients/minerals to … More Container Gardening 2017
Summer Menu Time- What’s Cooking? Breakfast in the summertime is usually fruit leftover from our meal the night before. And water, lots of cold water with lemons and cucumbers in it. Lunch- Lots of salads. Is there anything better than a fresh from the garden cucumber diced with fresh tomatoes, peppers, and buttery lettuce? We … More Summer menu ideas & herbs
Source Summertime Officially, according to most, summer is half over. But I’m an optimistic kind of gal and I feel like it’s just beginning. There’s a lot of summer left in the Midwest, lots of time to go swimming, kick a ball around, have a picnic, even pick some tomatoes fresh from the vine. That’s … More Summertime and Salsa